SST: Death Flight (Flight of the Maiden)

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Death Flight was originally known as SST: Death Flight when it was first telecast February 25, 1977. Though fairly expensive so far as TV movies go, the film is brought down to earth by its standard B-flick plot. On its maiden flight, America's first supersonic transport runs into deadly danger high in the sky-and may never get to land. In true Airport fashion, the plane is populated with celebrities (at least by TV standards): Barbara Anderson, Bert Convy, Peter Graves, Lorne Greene, Tina Louise, George Maharis, Burgess Meredith, Doug McClure, Martin Milner, Robert Reed, Susan Strasberg, Billy Crystal, and even Regis Philbin. The film's working title was Death of the Maiden, but this was too close to Death and the Maiden, the 90-minute pilot episode of the 1973 Jimmy Stewart TV series Hawkins. Death Flight was later syndicated as SST: Disaster in the Sky.


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  • Mar 03, 2016
    Ridiculous TV fare, fun if you like to star spot, including an extremely young Billy Crystal as a flight attendant, but otherwise worthless.
    jay n Super Reviewer
  • Mar 20, 2015
    A typical plot for an air disaster film. a new supersonic transport (aka a toy plane) had it's maiden flight but all hell breaks lose when the plane ran into problems and a deadly virus (70% survival rate) was infecting the passengers. The passengers had their own melodramatic problems too such as a dumb blonde wanting to tell everyone she's pregnant, a woman wanting marry an old man and dead broke but entitled couple quarreling. Please avoid.
    Sylvester K Super Reviewer

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